This week at IEA

Markets Network Seminar Dublin – Focus on Germany

2019 IEA Markets Network Seminar – “Market Diversification & Business Opportunities – A Focus on Germany”

Keynote: H.E. Ms. Deike Potzel, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Ireland followed by a Q&A.

Click here to register and for more information.

About Us

The Irish Exporters Association (IEA) assists its members to grow their exports to world markets. We drive and support the growth and development of all exporting businesses based in Ireland by:

  • Representation – leading the export agenda as the voice of Irish exporters
  • Member Development – enhancing the export knowledge and skillset of members through a range of training services and export development programmes
  • Networking & Connectivity – connecting our members with government and business stakeholders domestically and in market
  • Export Services – enabling our members with practical assistance and critical support services

The IEA represent the whole spectrum of companies within the export industry including SME’s who are beginning to think about exporting for the first time right through to global multinational companies who are already extensively exporting from Ireland. It is the connecting force for Irish exporters, providing practical knowledge and support across the Island of Ireland and in foreign markets. Read more

Become a Member

Service Providers

 Membership for service providers has many benefits in terms of developing your business amongst the export industry & service providers within Ireland.

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The IEA provides a wide range of export services to keep you and your colleagues up to speed with the issues that really matter to your company.

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Consular Services

IEA Consular Services can assist all EU and most other nationals who have an Irish residency stamp in obtaining Business and Tourist visas for most countries in the world. IEA also provide services in terms of Legalisation, Immigration, Translation, and Passport Renewal. Please click the link to review this information and what The IEA can do for you. Read more


At the IEA, we aim to help you to improve your company’s export excellence through training throughout the year. We host courses in Good Distribution Practice (GDP), Customs, Warehouse, Food Law Food Labelling & Incoterms. We also have a range of online training courses available in Customs, Tariff Codes, GDP, Temperature Controlled Logistics and much more. For information on our courses click here.

Media and Publications

In a bid to fulfill one of the fundamental goals of providing an intellectual foundation of knowledge, the Irish Exporters Association provides a wide range of resources to both members and non-members. These come in the form of News, Videos, Publications, Submissions and Ezines.  Please click the link to review this information. Read more


The IEA is the connecting force for Irish exporters, providing practical knowledge and support across the Island of Ireland and in foreign markets. Whether you are a first time exporter or established in international markets, we have sponsorship opportunities to suit all members. For a list of our main sponsorship opportunities Read more

What Our Members Say About Us


“Bimeda have been a member of the Irish Exporters Association for many years and I have found them to be very proactive when assistance is requested. They are problem solvers, hardworking, professional and know how to support companies on their export journey. I would definitely recommend joining to anyone who works in the export industry.” Karen Cunningham, Business manager indirect markets, Bimeda.


“Having dealt with t h e Consular Services Department for the past few years, the team are an essential part for the ease at which Health Registration files for exports can be progressed and completed. Covering countries in South America, Asia and nearer, each country having a different outlook on their requirements, they offer in valuable support with their outstanding knowledge and service.” Helen O’Shea, First Ireland Spirits.


“A critical constituent of our supply chain is providing our services through a secure distribution network and companies accredited with the GDP Passport from the Iris h Exporters Association play a key role in helping us maintain this security. We deal solely with companies that have the GDP Passport accreditation and always request that drivers provide their GDP Passport training card when they arrive on our site.” John Whelan, Distribution Manager, Servier.


“Chimney Draught Stop Ltd is an SME at the very early stages of exporting. We have found the National Export Hub a great support to our growing business, particularly with their advice on market entry strategy and introductions to their contacts and other members. The support we have received has been immediate, professional and valuable. The Irish Exporters Association is a great place for an SME to get support no matter what stage they are at on their export journey.” James Coakley, Sales Director, Chimney Draught Stop Ltd.


“The Irish Exporters Association has been helping Tipperary Crystal for over 30 years. Our needs have been multi demanding; relating to various exporting issues relevant to different parts of the globe – the IEA is our solution to most issues encountered. Over the years, we have developed business associates, been involved in industry partnerships and made great friends through a wider range of networking opportunities. The IEA is a real partner for businesses.”  Declan Fearon, Managing Director, Tipperary Crystal

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